Sunday, December 30, 2007

III: 066

new year's eve thaw
ice floes jam
at the railroad trestle

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

III: 065

one last present
he empties
her well-stuffed stocking

- more holi-ku at MPJF -

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

III: 064 two haiga calendars from santa to you

As announced here, the f/k/a Gang has put together two 12-page calendars, with a haiga on each page, for your use and possible enjoyment throughout 2008. One's kitschy and one a bit more artsy. You can print them out from an uploaded Word document:
The f/k/a Haiga Memories Calendar 2008 has haiga with b&w photos taken circa 1950 by Mama Giacalone of her three darling children.

The Giacalone Haiga Calendar 2008.combines photos taken by Arthur Giacalone. Most have been published or are pending at varous online journals.
My alter ego dagosan takes responsibility for the haiku and senryu used to create the calendar haiga.

wintry mix
we make a snow buddha
for Santa

ides of december -
santa asks the judge
where to find the kids

Friday, December 07, 2007

III: 063

not going home
for Christmas --
first ice on the river

Thursday, December 06, 2007

III: 062 not-quite into the holidays yet

furious - NoSantaGS
that godless salesgirl said
“Happy Holidays!”

[for Steve Bainbridge]

married a decade
she hides
the mistletoe

married a decade
he buys new mistletoe
for the office

setting up the creche –
the Baby’s name
uttered over and over

empty punchbowl:
husband and wife
avoid the mistletoe

wrapping and
she pastes on a smile

“easy to assemble”
I put it back and
grab a teddybear

twelve days ’til Christmas –
the tree and the cat
both shedding

....................................... and even (gasp) a tell-em:

single at Christmas
not enough to-do
to do